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“Knowledge is a polite word for dead but not buried imagination…think twice before you think.” — E.E. Cummings!

It’s his birthday today. I responded to E.E. Cummings in a visceral way when I first had to read his stuff in high school. I didn’t know what it was all about, but I loved the syntax, the unmistakable look … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, E.E. Cummings!

E.E. Cummings was one of the few poets I responded to viscerally when I first had to read his stuff in high school. I didn’t know what it was all about, but I loved his weird syntax, I loved how … Continue reading

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The Books: “The Norton Anthology of Modern and Contemporary Poetry” – E.E. Cummings

Daily Book Excerpt: Poetry The Norton Anthology of Modern and Contemporary Poetry, Volume 1: Modern Poetry, edited by Jahan Ramazani, Richard Ellmann, and Robert O’Clair E.E. Cummings was one of the few poets I responded to emotionally and viscerally when … Continue reading

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Some Island snapshots

— “I cannot imagine how a casual reference to Suetonius and Petronius Arbiter can be construed into evidence of a desire to impress by an assumption of superior knowledge. I should fancy that the most ordinary of scholars is perfectly … Continue reading

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The Books: “Born Standing Up: A Comic’s Life” (Steve Martin)

Daily Book Excerpt: Entertainment Biography/Memoir: Born Standing Up: A Comic’s Life, by Steve Martin If I had been in college in the late 70s as opposed to in grade school, I would have been a Steve Martin fanatic. As it … Continue reading

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“your slightest look easily will unclose me”

e.e. cummings is everywhere these days. There’s a massive biography of him just published, and so there’s a lot of talk about it. Is e.e. cummings important? Was he a poseur? Was what he did (breaking up the traditional lines … Continue reading

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Just Realized …

It’s Valentine’s Day and the poem I just posted is all about loss, losing things, learning to master the art of losing … even when you lose someone you love. Ah, such cheery sentiments on this day of love. I’ve … Continue reading

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